Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa procera Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Albizia procera (Roxb.) Benth.
  • Common name : Hill Siris, White siris tree
  • Vernacular name : Safed Siris (Hindi); Bili bage, Belati, Bilishirasi mara (Kannada); Velvagai, Kondavaghe (Tamil); Talla-chinduga, Pasaraganni (Telugu); Sarapatri, Serbi, Garkhair, Maranga, Satpuri, Tentra (Oria); Chalavaka, Kottavaga, Jalavaka, Vellavaka (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, along streams and sometimes planted
  • Comments / notes : Hill forests
  • Key identification features : Large deciduous tree; bark is whitish or grey marked with horizontal lines, often stained with brown, blaze red
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Planted
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Andamans (India), Myanmar, Malesia, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Naidu, M.T. & O.A. Kumar 2015. Tree species diversity in the Eastern Ghats of Northern Andhra Pradesh, India. JoTT 7 (8): 7443-7459; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Albizia procera. Downloaded on 20 October 2019.

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